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HCSO Has a New K-9 Deputy!


Media Representatives Invited to Meet the HCSO’s New K-9 Officer Tynne

- Hamilton County’s Only Trained Tracking Dog -

Hamilton County, TN – On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10:30 am, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond will host a press conference to formally introduce our community and our local media to our newest K-9 Deputy, Tynne.

During this meet and greet, reporters will be able to meet Tynne, interview her handler, and learn more about her training and capabilities. She is very friendly and loves people!

Tynne’s breed, the Hanoverian Hound, is genetically descended from the bloodlines of the Liam Hounds, which were large hunting hounds from medieval times in the 16th and 17th century in Germany. Hanoverian Hounds and their decedents are known to be some of the best tracking and hunting dogs in the world.

Tyne was raised in and emigrated from Slovakia where she was bread to be a world class tracking dog. Upon arrival in the United States, she underwent her formal training in South Carolina with Georgia K-9 in the art tracking and search and rescue based in Georgia. And yes, she even has her own passport!

Tynne’s tracking abilities will serve as a vital asset to not only the HCSO, but all local law enforcement agencies in and around Hamilton County. Together, Tyne’s purchase and training costs (which totaled approximately $10,650) were generously donated to the HCSO by the local AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation.

Please join with us on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 am at the HCSO West Annex located at 6233 Dayton Boulevard as we officially welcome Tynne to the ranks and service of the HCSO.

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